Spotify: News

Spotify is a digital music service through which one can listen to songs and podcasts for free. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, it was founded in 2006, but launched two years later. Currently one can access some over 50 million tracks on this international media services provider. To note, Spotify is a freemium service, which means basic features that come with automatic music videos or ads will not cost one anything. Meanwhile, one can get additional ones - offline listening and commercial-free listening – via paid subscriptions. It can be played on most devices, like Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, and Android smartphones and tablets. Established by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify currently has 286 million subscribers, with 13 million paying for it.

02 Jun 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift 'Midnights' crosses 5B Spotify streams; creates record

Taylor Swift is a generation-defining pop star who enjoys a huge fan following. Swifties (her fans) go gaga with every minute update of her life and the same happened when she released her 10th studio album, Midnights.

29 May 2023


'Jimin is coming': ARMYs soar with anticipation after mysterious announcement

K-pop boy band BTS's official Twitter account, BANGTAN TV recently shared an intriguing post on Twitter that has captured the attention of BTS fans worldwide.

04 May 2023

Music Industry

Who is Morgan Wallen, Country artist leading Billboard Hot 100

Country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen consolidated his position at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his single track Last Night for a fourth week.

19 Apr 2023

Latest Tech News

Spotify down: Users report outage on mobile app and web

Thousands of Spotify users across the world have reported that they are unable to play music or access podcasts. The issue appears to affect both the web version and mobile app.

12 Apr 2023

Fitness and Health

Now access Spotify music and podcasts on Strava: Here's how

Tracking your moves at the gym but also want to listen to music simultaneously? Worry no more.

29 Mar 2023

Apple Music

Which music streaming service is right for you

Music streaming services offer a world of convenience, allowing individuals to listen to their favorite artists with just a few clicks.

12 Mar 2023


BTS breaks own Guinness World Record of Spotify's most-streamed group

South Korean boy band BTS is on a record-breaking spree!

09 Mar 2023


What makes Spotify more than just a music streaming service

Spotify wants to be more than just a music streaming service. The app has been evolving over the years.

Spotify's new AI DJ can curate music and provide commentary

Spotify may not provide music with the best audio quality, but it has always excelled at delivering the right music at the right time.

07 Feb 2023

Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards 2023: CBS adds Spanish closed captioning post backlash

The 65th edition of the Grammy Awards was back in full swing on Sunday.

23 Jan 2023


Spotify fires 6% of the workforce amid organizational changes

Spotify has announced that it is reducing its employee base by about 6% across the company as the music-streaming giant looks to cut down on expenses amid recessionary fears.

30 Dec 2022


Spotify introduces New Year's Hub to ring in 2023

Music never stops on Spotify. So does the streaming giant's appetite to make accessing music easier for its users.

15 Dec 2022


Spotify pulls the plug on 6 live audio shows

Spotify has a piece of bad news for the fans of its live audio shows. The music streaming giant has decided to cancel six live audio shows as part of the latest round of programming cuts.

25 Oct 2022


Apple Music, TV+, and One are now more expensive

Streaming services have been getting pricier in the last few months. Now, Apple has joined the list of companies that have increased the costs of their services.

25 Aug 2022

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone to feature on Meghan Markle's podcast 'Archetypes'?

Bollywood's reigning queen Deepika Padukone is going global and how!

02 Aug 2022


Spotify introduces separate Play, Shuffle buttons but there's a catch

A separate Play button and a Shuffle button have been a long-standing demand of Spotify users. The company has now announced that it is rolling out the feature over the "coming weeks."

01 July 2022


Italian Alpine resort uses sounds of nature to entice tourists

At a time when social media and all platforms of advertising are brimming with exquisite visuals, a resort in Italy has decided to focus on a different sense altogether.

24 Jun 2022

Apple Music

BTS's Jungkook, Charlie Puth drop new song 'Left and Right'!

After the famous K-pop band BTS announced that they will be taking some time to focus more on solo projects, BTS member Jungkook gave us something to look forward to.

01 Jun 2022


Spotify's failure to renew security certificate causes Megaphone podcast blackout

What happens when a technology company fails to renew a security certificate? In Spotify's case, that led to a podcast blackout.

03 May 2022


Amit Sadh's rendition of Batman is now out on Spotify

For the first time ever, DC Comics's iconic superhero Batman will be heard in Hindi.

26 Apr 2022

Joe Rogan

Spotify uproar gave its star podcaster Joe Rogan 2M subscribers?

Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan has claimed on his podcast that his "subscriptions went up massively" due to the Spotify uproar that took place in January.

09 Feb 2022

Joe Rogan

Amid Spotify row, Joe Rogan gets $100M offer from Rumble

Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan has been offered $100 million to join Rumble, the video-sharing platform told on Twitter.

31 Jan 2022


What is the Joe Rogan, Spotify ruckus all about?

The saga of Joe Rogan and Spotify is far from being over.

28 Jan 2022

Joe Rogan

Spotify removes Neil Young's music following Joe Rogan row

After singer Neil Young posted on his website he doesn't want Spotify to stream his music anymore, the platform has announced it will no longer do the same.

28 Nov 2021

Spotify Premium

Spotify scraps Car View to make space for 'new innovations'

Music streaming giant Spotify has announced the retirement of its feature called Car View that first appeared in 2019. The company has decided to make this move to "make way for new innovations."

20 Nov 2021


Spotify finally expands real-time lyrics feature worldwide for all users

Spotify has always had an obvious disadvantage compared to other music streaming apps. It lacked a lyrics view. But that changes now, with Spotify's new real-time lyrics feature.

17 Jun 2021


Spotify launches its Clubhouse clone called Greenroom in 135+ countries

While Clubhouse may have started the trend, a host of Big Tech social media companies have created their versions of an audio-based interaction platform.

04 Jun 2021

Donald Trump

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more

Reliance might have disrupted the technology space with Jio, but now it has its eyes set on COVID-19. The Indian conglomerate is coming up with a lot of lateral solutions to tackle issues such as combating the virus itself with experimental treatments.

03 Jun 2021

Spotify Premium

Spotify announces Only You discovery feature for personalized playlists

Spotify remains one of the most popular music streaming services in the world. The company is now releasing a personalized playlist generation tool called Only You. The addition resembles the annual Wrapped playlists.

21 May 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: ByteDance co-founder steps down as CEO, and more

While the Big Tech oligarchy unpersoned a sitting US President, China seemingly took those lessons to heart and began cracking down on the tech oligarchy within its own backyard.

20 May 2021

Music Concert

Spotify launches virtual concert series; Charges $15 for pre-recorded shows

Spotify is experimenting with virtual concerts. The music streaming major has thrown open bookings for five different live concerts from artists such as The Black Keys, Jack Antonoff of Bleachers, Rag'n'Bone Man, Leon Bridges, and girl in red.

11 May 2021

Spotify Premium

Spotify enables timestamped sharing for podcasts, Snapchat integration for Canvas

On May 10, Spotify announced new features that make it easier to share music and podcasts to other platforms. Users can now share links to podcasts so the recipient can start listening from a defined point.

05 May 2021


Apple Music might get high-fidelity streaming upgrade in coming weeks

Apple Music might get high-fidelity Audio support in the vein of quality-focused music streaming services such as TIDAL.

29 Apr 2021


Apple Music introduces new feature with 100 city-focused music charts

It looks like Apple Music is here to take on other major players in the music streaming industry.

18 Apr 2021

Spotify Premium

How Spotify's Car Thing solves a problem you never had

Last spotted seeking FCC certification, Spotify's latest hardware product dubbed the Car Thing is finally available to consumers in the US.

15 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Germany clamps down on WhatsApp, and more

Even as Indian government scrambles to figure out how to prevent Facebook from taking advantage of its citizenry, Germany has leveraged the European Union's solid privacy laws to take WhatsApp to task.

10 Apr 2021


Spotify claims "Hey Spotify" doesn't listen to everything you say

In 2020, music streaming giant Spotify was spotted developing a voice assistant triggered by the wake phrase "Hey Spotify". The feature resembles Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

31 Mar 2021


Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

Spotify and LinkedIn are preparing to jump into the trendy "live audio" space after the invite-only Clubhouse app grabbed the attention of millions of iPhone users.

27 Mar 2021


Spotify desktop and web apps get improved UI, curation tools

Popular music streaming platform Spotify is giving its desktop app a comprehensive UI update. Both Mac and Windows versions of the desktop app will receive the revamped look. The platform-agnostic web app is also receiving a similar cosmetic upgrade.

25 Feb 2021

Barack Obama

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up with Spotify for podcast

Spotify has signed up two behemoths in American political and entertainment culture to collaborate on a podcast.

23 Feb 2021

Spotify Premium

Spotify takes on Tidal with new 'HiFi' lossless audio plan

Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced plans to introduce HiFi audio streaming. It will allow Premium subscribers to listen to CD-quality lossless audio.

04 Feb 2021


Country music star Morgan Wallen uses N-word, gets heavily panned

Rising country music star Morgan Wallen has suffered a catastrophic depletion industry-wise after a video broke on news portal TMZ on Tuesday night, showing him using racial slurs.

16 Jan 2021

US Government

Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

Popular music streaming service Spotify has sought FCC certification for a new Bluetooth-enabled device dubbed Car Thing. Last heard of in 2019, the car companion has received a significant design revamp and no longer resembles the 2019 concept.

02 Jan 2021

Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle drop their first Spotify podcast

As promised, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have dropped their first podcast on Spotify.

29 Dec 2020


The best Android apps of 2020

A lot of things did not go well this year, but it was a great time for technology.

28 Dec 2020


Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

Sensational music takes little to get recognized, but a track full of hatred towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the top spot on Amazon Music Chart.

17 Dec 2020


After Netflix, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ink multi-year Spotify deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are developing a strong base in the content industry to promote humanitarian causes.